Vol. 1. No. 1 “Scam Likely” Series. Debt Collector Scams are on the rise amongst many other types of scamming methods. In this article, consumers are provided with tools to combat and prevent being victims of Debt Collection Scammers as well as how to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and the State’s Attorney General.
Tag Archives: Fraud
Onslow County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release Friday afternoon asking for the public’s help identifying an individual wanted for questioning in a stolen credit card case. On June 8, 3019 deputies received a report that an individual had been the victim of credit card fraud. Surveillance footage at a local restaurant shows a black female using the credit card.Read more
On May 8, 2019 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a citizen reporting that he had hired Matthew Dean Williams to do repair work on his residence after Hurricane Florence, but the work never was done. The General Crimes Unit of the Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident and determined that Williams had committed the same acts on previousRead more
Onslow County Sheriffs Office issued a press release this morning warning citizens to be aware of an increase in reports of telephone scams. During the last week of April 2019, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has again received reports about a telephone SCAM that some Onslow County citizens have received. Sheriff Miller and his staff want to ensure that allRead more
Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a female wanted for questioning in two separate counterfeit bill cases. On March 5, 2019, a black female made a small purchase at the Family Dollar Store on Burgaw Hwy and handed the cashier a hundred-dollar bill. Then on March 6, 2019 the same female made a small purchaseRead more
NC’s 9th Congressional District operative has been charged with obstruction of justice and illegal ballot possession related to the 2016 and 2018 elections.
Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. was indicted by a grand jury and arrested, following evidence gathered and presented from during the investigation in light of the irregularities of absentee ballots in Bladen County in the 2016 general election and the 2018 primary election. Dowless is accused of being the ringleader of this illegal ballot harvesting operation.
(02/25/19)- The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the men in the attached photographs. There are four photos. They are wanted in the questioning of numerous frauds reported in the City and County. They were last seen driving an Infinity Q60 two door coupe type vehicle. If you know the identity of these subjects please contactRead more
The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help to identify the man in the attached photographs. He is a person of interest in a felony vehicle break-in that occurred at CVS located at 400 Western Blvd on Feb. 13, 2018. The suspect stole the victim’s purse, and then fraudulently used the victim’s credit card throughout the city. There areRead more
On December 14, 2018, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office uniformed patrol deputies responded to a residence on Tar Landing Road in Holly Ridge for a report of fraud. The victim indicated someone had accessed his PayPal account and transferred money to their own account. The victim provided information that led investigators to issue a search warrant for PayPal records. Information receivedRead more
A man has been arrested for defrauding a homeowner for hurricane-related repairs that were not performed. On January 18, 2019 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office uniformed patrol deputies responded to a residence on Capps Street in Sneads Ferry for a report that a man hired to do work after Hurricane Florence never completed any of the repairs. The victim gave theRead more
LAURINBURG, NC- On Friday, February 1, 2019, The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office arrested Danilla Mitzia “Missy” Bethea, on 10 counts of Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretenses and 1 count of Felony False Reports to a Law Enforcement Agency Pertaining to a Missing Child. Bethea is 30, and resides off of East Side Drive, Rockingham, NC. On Thursday, January 31,Read more
(HRPD) HOLLY RIDGE, NC- On Wednesday, 01/23/2019. At approximately 2:05pm. The white female in the attached photo pulled up to the drive thru at the State Employees’ Credit Union, 135 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville, NC 28590, to cash a check. The female presented a stolen, forged check, stolen SECU Debit Card and a stolen social security card. The stolen checkRead more
NEWS RELEASE Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying three men who may have information regarding stolen credit cards in Jacksonville and Onslow County. Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of vehicle break-ins where the victims had credit cards stolen. In each case, the stolen cards were used to purchase items at various businessesRead more
Fraud Suspect Sought (Posted 01 11 19) – The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the male in the attached photographs. He is a person of interest in reference to a fraud that occurred at Walgreens Pharmacy located at 1410 Gum Branch Rd. on January 04, 2019. There are two photos. The suspect is described asRead more
NEWS RELEASE Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and Richlands Police Department are asking for the public’s help identifying a male wanted for passing counterfeit bills. On December 6, 2018 at approximately 2:00 pm, deputies responded to Walmart in Richlands for a report of counterfeit money being passed. Investigation shows that the suspect also passed counterfeit hundred-dollar bills at the Family DollarRead more